Christmas dinner

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Christmas pudding

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The Christmas pudding and Christmas cake evolved from this tradition. The dinner usually consists of turkey or goose, served with stuffing, gravy, sometimes pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly; bread sauce; roast potatoes (sometimes also boiled or mashed); vegetables, particularly brussels sprouts and parsnips; with dessert of Christmas pudding (or plum pudding), sometimes mince pies or trifle, with brandy butter or cream.
Christmas pudding is a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in the UK, Ireland and in other countries where it has been brought by British emigrants.

Nochebuena

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Christmas dinner in the Philippines is called Noche Buena following Hispanic custom, and is held towards midnight of 24 December.
* In the Philippines, the traditional dinner comes at midnight after the family hears the late evening Mass known as Misa de Gallo (sometimes referred to as Misa de Aguinaldo, "gift mass").

Turkey as food

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In Denmark, the traditional Christmas meal served on 24 December consists, according to one representative study, of duck (66% of households surveyed), roast pork with crackling (43%), turkey (8%), or goose (7%).
Turkeys are traditionally eaten as the main course of Thanksgiving dinner in the United States and Canada, and at Christmas feasts in much of the rest of the world (often as stuffed turkey).

Cranberry sauce

The dinner usually consists of turkey or goose, served with stuffing, gravy, sometimes pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly; bread sauce; roast potatoes (sometimes also boiled or mashed); vegetables, particularly brussels sprouts and parsnips; with dessert of Christmas pudding (or plum pudding), sometimes mince pies or trifle, with brandy butter or cream.
Cranberry sauce or cranberry jam is a sauce or relish made out of cranberries, commonly served as a condiment with Thanksgiving dinner in North America and Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Risalamande

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The main course is followed by a dessert of Risalamande, rice pudding served with cherry sauce or strawberry sauce, often with a whole almond hidden inside.
Nowadays, it is very common to make a large batch of rice pudding for dinner on lillejuleaften ("Little Christmas Eve", i.e. December 23), a part of which is kept until Christmas Eve and used to make risalamande, which is eaten as dessert after the big Christmas dinner.

A Christmas Carol

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A famous English Christmas dinner scene appears in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843), where Scrooge sends Bob Cratchitt a large turkey.
The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes Scrooge to a joyous market with people buying the makings of Christmas dinner and to celebrations of Christmas in a miner's cottage and in a lighthouse.

Nougat

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Generally speaking, in Northern Italy they eat a cake enriched with candied fruits, chocolate, raisins or pine nuts, known as panettone, followed by torrone (enriched with cherries, chocolate, sweets and more), nougat and nuts.
In southern Europe, nougat is an important component of all Christmas meals.

Christmas

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Christmas dinner is a meal traditionally eaten at Christmas.
A special Christmas family meal is traditionally an important part of the holiday's celebration, and the food that is served varies greatly from country to country.

Akvavit

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Usually it is consumed together with boiled vegetables, sauerkraut, lingonberry jam, potatoes, gravy, beers and a few shots of akevitt.
In Denmark, it is traditionally associated with Christmas and Easter lunches.

Domestic turkey

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The turkey appeared on Christmas tables in England in the 16th century, and popular history tells of King Henry VIII being the first English monarch to have turkey for Christmas.
Prior to the late 19th century, turkey was something of a luxury in the UK, with goose or beef a more common Christmas dinner among the working classes.

Pigs in a blanket

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The dinner usually consists of turkey or goose, served with stuffing, gravy, sometimes pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly; bread sauce; roast potatoes (sometimes also boiled or mashed); vegetables, particularly brussels sprouts and parsnips; with dessert of Christmas pudding (or plum pudding), sometimes mince pies or trifle, with brandy butter or cream.
They are a traditional accompaniment to roast turkey in a Christmas dinner.

List of dining events

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Christmas dinner – a meal traditionally eaten at Christmas, which can take place any time from the evening of Christmas Eve to the evening of Christmas Day itself

Parsnip

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The dinner usually consists of turkey or goose, served with stuffing, gravy, sometimes pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly; bread sauce; roast potatoes (sometimes also boiled or mashed); vegetables, particularly brussels sprouts and parsnips; with dessert of Christmas pudding (or plum pudding), sometimes mince pies or trifle, with brandy butter or cream.
Roast parsnip is considered an essential part of Christmas dinner in some parts of the English-speaking world and frequently features in the traditional Sunday roast.

Redcurrant sauce

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The dinner usually consists of turkey or goose, served with stuffing, gravy, sometimes pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly; bread sauce; roast potatoes (sometimes also boiled or mashed); vegetables, particularly brussels sprouts and parsnips; with dessert of Christmas pudding (or plum pudding), sometimes mince pies or trifle, with brandy butter or cream.
The sauce is traditionally eaten as part of a Sunday roast, particularly with roast lamb, roast goose or roast turkey and is an integral part of Christmas dinner in Britain.

British cuisine

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Well-known traditional British dishes include full breakfast, fish and chips, the Christmas dinner, the Sunday roast, steak and kidney pie, shepherd's pie, and bangers and mash.

Christmas in Australia and New Zealand

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Families traditionally gather for a Christmas Day lunch traditions that include decorated hams, roast turkey, roast chicken, salads and roast vegetables.

Česnica

A česnica (Serbian Cyrillic: чесница, ; derived from the noun čest, meaning "share"), also called Božićna pogača (Serbian Cyrillic: Божићна погача, "Christmas pogača") is the ceremonial, round loaf of bread that is an indispensable part of Christmas dinner in Serbian tradition.

Culture of England

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An English Christmas dinner traditionally consists of roast turkey,

Full breakfast

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The full breakfast is among the most internationally recognised British dishes along with such staples as bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, cottage pie, fish and chips, roast beef, Sunday roast and the Christmas dinner.

Lunch

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Lunch also becomes dinner on special days, such as holidays or special events, including, for example, Christmas dinner and harvest dinners such as Thanksgiving; on these special days, dinner is usually served in early afternoon.

Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol)

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which he offers as a blessing at Christmas dinner.

Culture of Goan Catholics

Their curries use a lot of coconut, coconut oil and curry leaves while chili peppers, spices and vinegar are also used. riFish curry and rice (Xit kodi in Konkani) forms the staple food of the community. Goan Catholic cuisine has distinct Portuguese influence as can be seen in Sorpotel, the famous pork dish often served with Sannas (idli fluffed with toddy or yeast) as the Pièce de résistance at wedding dinners and Christmas dinner, while Chouriço (pork sausage), Goa Sausage Risotto, Vindaloo, Aad Maas (pork ribs), Assado de Leitoã or Dukra Roast Maas (roasted pork) and Gaye Roast Maas (roasted beef) are also popular.

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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Both the hat and a Christmas goose had been dropped by a man in a scuffle with some street ruffians.

Turkeys voting for Christmas

In modern times, in the United Kingdom, turkeys are commonly eaten as part of the English Christmas dinner.

Anglophile

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Anglophiles may enjoy English actors, films, TV shows, radio shows, comedy, musicians, books, magazines, fashion designers, cars, traditions (e.g. British Christmas dinner) or subcultures.